When growing gooseberries, of course, can not do without trimming.
How to cut gooseberry
When growing gooseberries, of course, can not do without trimming. It is important to form a bush, to ensure that all parts of the plants were well lit and had no sick, broken, trailing shoots.
Bushes varieties of different origin, formed in different ways.
Hybrids bushes are formed rapidly (4-5 years), and the plants come into full early fruiting, which mainly focused on one-year increase and a two-year plodushkah.
When planting seedlings greatly shorten to one year to get a 4.6 annual autumn shoots. In subsequent years, the plants each year leave the same number of well-located basal shoots, cut all unnecessary. Without thinning by age three shrub can become too thick. Reason bush should be broad (50-60 cm). By the end of the fourth year of the bush should have 20-25 branches of different ages. Starting with the fifth year of pruning is thinning shoots of renewal. Is left to the most powerful and well-located, remove the old 3.4 skeletal branches. Cut those branches that lie on the ground, intertwined and heavily thickened bush, and its center should be open.
Bushes European varieties, fruiting branches on a more durable and plodushkah, form with fewer skeletal branches (12-15). In the year of planting also cut, but not so short as in the hybrids. Annual leave for 2-3 basal shoot. For better lighting bush thin out and remove excess basal shoots. Aging branches begin to cut much later – on 7-10-th year after planting.
European varieties have the best crop is formed as a one-year increase of strong multi-branches, and at 2-3-year-old fruit formations.
Gooseberries can be cut in both autumn and spring, before the growing season. Early in the spring crop is better European varieties that have often in the winter frost top. Gooseberry author of the letter will help rejuvenating pruning. Gradually, within 2-3 years, cut to the base of the old branches, and the young have emerged from the basal shoots formed anew bush. Strong rejuvenation pruning must necessarily be accompanied by fertilizers and good care.
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